Dental crowns need to withstand tough chewing, eating and grinding, so they’re made to be incredibly durable. When you receive a crown treatment in our office, we will create an impression of your pearly whites, but we do not actually make the crown on-site. To form the crown, we send the impression of your chompers to a dental workshop where the crown is fashioned. Here’s a few more insights into that process.
Using the impression from our team, the dental lab staff will form a mold of the tooth or pearly whites to be crowned. This mold will help the dental lab team in seeing how your pearly whites align, and they will use it to make a second impression that can sustain the hot materials your dental crown will be fashioned from.
At temperatures up to 2400 °F, the metal or porcelain is shaped in its molten form to fit among your existing chompers. The crown is then heated for an extra period of time to ensure proper curing. After the crown has completed cooling, the dental lab team breaks open the impression and removes the crown to apply finishing coats. Following a final check of the crown, it’s sent to our office for installation.
We hope that this information will support you if you ever need to await the arrival of your new dental crown. If you’d such as us to inspect your oral health or do a regular checkup, please call 916.773.6222 in Roseville, California, now. Dr. Sonny Ashfar and the staff at Star Dental will be happy to see you!